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Friendship Peak Trek
June 1 @ 8:00 pm - June 8 @ 7:00 pm IST
Total Duration – 7 Nights / 8 Days
Style Of Trip – Climbing
Maximum Altitude – 5289 mtrs (17353ft).
Grade – Moderate
Day 01: Reach at Manali (2050m).
Documentation and other trek related preparation needed to be done on this day.
Day 02: Manali to Bakar Thach (3260m/10700ft.)
Drive Manali to Solang by any conveyance. Then the trek starts from Solang or from Dhundi depending of the availability of the transportation. The trek goes through conifer, oak and walnut trees to highland meadows of Bakar thach. The trail is comparatively moderate. At Bakar Thach one will be amazed to see the campsite surrounded by the mighty peaks, glaciers and moraines. Halt at the beautiful site in Bakar Thach.
Day 03: Bakar Thach to advance ABC Lady Leg. (4572m/15000ft.)
Today trek to ABC, which is also called as lady leg. Initially the climb will be done on moraines then traverse through glacier field. First we trek to pristine Beas kund, then climb towards lady leg. Lady leg is the steep strenuous stretch just before the ABC ridge and is infamous for its difficulty. Reach at ABC, rest for a while then head for a acclimatization walk. Halt a night at ABC.
Day 04: Move to Summit Camp and Recce of summit. (4815m/15800ft.)
Start early after healthy breakfast towards the summit camp. Get familiar with your gears, try learning some basic techniques of climbing a peak. While climbing do remember arrest a fall.
Day 05: Summit Attempt (5290m/17353ft.)
We will start early morning as the day is full of adventures. An early start will help climb better on the snow, before it melts. It will take about 8 hours to reach the summit. One can celebrate the summit once reached at the top and have a glance over the mighty peaks of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar Range. Spend some minutes at the top and climb down to the ABC.
Day 06: Reserve day for Summit attempts and back to ABC.
The day would be reserved for any bad weather situation, which will interrupt or delay the summit attempt.
Day 07: ABC to Bakar Thach
From ABC to Bakar thach would be an easy climb down to the valley via same route. Returning back to vegetation and civilization would give a pleasure to the climbers after an arduous trek. Night halt at Bakar Thach.
Day 08: Bakar Thach to Solang Nala trek and back to Manali via Taxi.
Trek back from Bakar Thach to Solang Nala via same trail. Reach Manali and leave to your preferred destinations.